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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Happy as a Clam at High Tide.
The clam is a bivalve mollusc, dug from its bed of sand only at low tide; at high tide it is quite safe from molestation. (See CLOSE AS A CLAM.)   1

 Happy Valley,Happy as a King. 

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